A: Elba in Salinas asked us, "I will like to know when the city is going to put traffic lights on E. Alvin Drive And El Dorado Drive in Salinas?"
According to Salinas' traffic engineering department, only one traffic signal is added by the city every two years. You can guess why: money. It is very similar to the sidewalk repair waiting list. There is a priority list for new signals based on traffic volume, pedestrian count and car collisions at the intersection in question. One signal costs the city $300,000. Actually, the city said Alvin Drive and Linwood will soon receive a signal. As for the exact location you're asking about, it hasn't met all the criteria yet. It is a busy area, but in general, very light traffic. The Alvin Drive & El Dorado is something the city is monitoring, and it is on the traffic signal list, but it's not near the top.